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The Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) is located in a vibrant agricultural region, one mile north of Immokalee and approximately 35 miles southeast of Fort Myers, where faculty and staff are actively conducting research programs in citrus horticulture, vegetable horticulture, irrigation and water resource management, precision agricultural engineering, pest management, plant pathology, citrus pathology, agricultural and natural resource economics, soil microbiology, plant physiology, weed science, soil science, and agricultural economics.

Editorial Team

  • Mike Burton


Biology and Management of Horseweed (Conyza canadensis) in Citrus Groves

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Horseweed has gained importance in recent years due to reports of the development of herbicide resistance to several modes of action, including glyphosate and paraquat. This new 5-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department presents information about the lifecycle, identification, and management of horseweed in citrus groves. This publication is mainly intended for Florida citrus growers but will also be helpful for Extension agents, crop consultants, and others interested in citrus production. Written by Nirmal Timilsina, Sharpton Toussaint, Camille McAvoy and Ramdas Kanissery.
Released On: 09-25-2022

An Introduction to Florida Commodity Enterprise Budgets: A Tool to Improve Farm Business Planning

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Enterprise budgets help farmers and ranchers estimate expenses, potential revenue, and profit. UF/IFAS provides enterprise budgets for a variety of Florida-grown commodities. These are typically built collaboratively by economists, horticulturists and agronomists, ranchers, and growers. This publication highlights key aspects of the enterprise budget as a planning tool for farm businesses. Includes links to UF/IFAS enterprise budgets and related documents specific to several Florida commodities.
Released On: 12-19-2021

Trunk Injection to Deliver Crop Protection Materials: An Overview of Basic Principles and Practical Considerations

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

This new 8-page article presents an overview on the use of trunk injection for the targeted delivery of protection materials to agricultural crops to manage pests and diseases. Different methods of injection are described along with the underlying plant physiological principles, possible implications on the tree, and other concerns and considerations. Written by Leigh Archer, Ute Albrecht, and Jonathan Crane, and published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department.
Released On: 11-15-2021

Citrus Propagation

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Released On: 04-08-2021

Constructing a Southwest Florida Tomato Enterprise Budget

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Released On: 12-16-2020